Arsenal loanee Calum Chambers will surely miss out on the London Derby clash between Fulham and the Gunners in the Premier League as he’s ineligible to face his parent club
The utility defender joined the Cottagers from Arsenal on a season-long loan deal during the summer’s transfer window.
As Fulham entertain Arsenal at Craven Cottage on Sunday, the game gives Calum Chambers the perfect opportunity to reflect on what might have been and what could be.
Since signing for the Gunners from fellow Premier League side Southampton, the 23-year-old has failed to secure a first team spot in the team.
His best season remains his first campaign where he scored once in 23 Premier League appearances and his performances for Arsenal in that season (2014/15) earned him an invitation to the England squad.
He made three appearances for the Three Lions before falling out of contention.
The end of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the summer ushered in Unai Emery as the new Arsenal manager and it gave Calum Chambers a fresh impetus to fight for a future with the Gunners.
His praises were sung to the high heavens by the new manager Unai Emery as he went ahead to sign a new deal.
He was expected to be a big part of Emery’s immediate plans as confirmed by the Spanish tactician himself and most importantly as a result of the long-term injury to Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny.
Arsenal fans and the football fraternity were however shocked when Unai Emery sent him out on a season-long loan deal to Fulham towards the end of the transfer window and that left many wondering whether he had done something wrong.
He was expected to be the go-to man after the centre-back pairing of Shkrodan Mustafi and Sokratis Papasthathopoulos ahead of Rob Holding and the injured Kostantinos Mavropanos.
Therefore, the meeting between his current club and parent club gives him (Calum Chambers) the opportunity to reflect on his Arsenal career and how he can salvage it if there’s something left to be salvaged.